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Wrightbus delivers first buses under new ownership
Wrightbus has completed its first delivery of new buses following the company’s acquisition last month by new owners, the Bamford Bus Company.
The first 36 units of a 55 bus order were delivered to First Group for use throughout Leeds, in a deal totalling around £13m.
The completion and delivery of the new buses marks the beginning of a new phase in the history of the renowned Northern Irish bus manufacturer, as the Bamford Bus Company management team focus on stabilising the business.
Following the completion of these new sales, Wrightbus’s new owners expect a full production line to be back up and running in the new year.
Buta Atwal, chief executive of Wrightbus, said: “The delivery of the first of these new buses, the first sale since the acquisition of Wrightbus by the Bamford Bus Company, is a clear signal of our intent to drive forward the Wrightbus business and grow the company.
“With the government’s recent announcement of a new national bus strategy in 2020, in which decarbonisation will play a key role, we enter an exciting period during which Wrightbus has the opportunity to lead the way given our track record in manufacturing state-of-the-art zero-emission hydrogen buses, as well as electric and hybrid models. We are looking to the future with much optimism.”